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Sometimes, even in the middle of ugliness and neglect, a little bit of beauty will bloom. Award-winning writer Paul Fleischman dazzles us with this truth in Seedfolks--a slim novel that bursts with hope. Wasting not a single word, Fleischman unfolds a story of a blighted neighborhood transformed when a young girl plants a few lima beans in an abandoned lot. Slowly, one by one, neighbors are touched and stirred to action as they see tendrils poke through the dirt. Hispanics, Haitians, Koreans, young, and old begin to turn the littered lot into a garden for the whole community. A gift for hearts of all ages, this gentle, timeless story will delight anyone in need of a sprig of inspiration. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Grade 4 Up. As a vacant lot is transformed into a community garden, these vignettes give glimpses into the lives of the fledgling gardeners. As satisfying as harvesting produce straight from the vine.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Had to read this for a class on teaching literacy to diverse learners. The book is a very easy read and you'll find yourself done with book before you know it. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Terrance Carson
I had heard wonderful things about this book and was looking forward to reading and possibly using it with my students. However, I found it dull as dirt. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fogerty Fanatic
Nice for a summer reading for transition to high school. Cultures and coming together as a community. Shows that we are all not that different after allPublished 2 months ago by Sharon Denise Spencer
I love this book. Intermediate level students find it easy to understand for the most part.Published 3 months ago by vsl84
This little book, with a GIANT message, is a keeper. When we tend to our own space on this planet, and share with others, this world is a better place for all of us!Published 3 months ago by Doranne
This very short novel is a beautiful story about what it means to be a community and how a community comes from having something in common – even if it’s as small as a garden. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jessica B.